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101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times

In this book, the authors provide school counselors and educational leaders with 101 solutions to common counseling issues across the K–12 spectrum on topics ranging from data-driven counseling to bullying, collaboration, and equity. Also included are stories of school counselors and educational leaders who have successfully implemented these solutions, as well as numerous print and digital resources for further exploration, including online supplements.

12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action, ed. 3

This book offers three practical approaches to instruction—direct, problem or project-based learning, and the guided experience approach—while providing common-sense strategies to turn theory into effective classroom teaching.

25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them, ed. 2

This book offers reflective scenarios and insights to help teachers learn from examples of undesirable teaching techniques and find better ways to address challenging or stressful classroom situations.

95 Strategies for Remodeling Instruction

This book shows how to enhance lessons with 95 research-based strategies that work for all subjects and grade levels. In addition, the authors explain the research on student learning, describe best practices, and provide tools for analyzing lessons.

Achieving Excellence in School Counseling through Motivation, Self-Direction, Self-Knowledge and Relationships

In this book, the authors use research to refocus attention on student results, a challenging results-based school counseling curriculum, and meaningful student assessments. See examples of how a Construct-Based Approach (CBA) to school counseling looks in practice with: in-depth analysis of student standards and competencies, developmentally-appropriate scope and sequence, documented curriculum activities, and sample student assessments.

Assessing 21st Century Skills

This book demonstrates how teachers can teach and assess 21st century skills using authentic learning experiences and rigorous, varied assessment strategies. It provides a framework and practical ideas for measuring thinking skills (critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and metacognition), actions (communication, collaboration, digital and technological literacy), and living skills (citizenship, global understanding, leadership, college and career readiness).

Beyond Core Expectations

This book supports the needs of culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse learners, and demonstrates how a shared vision can increase student engagement and ensure that not-so-common learners benefit from academic rigor.

Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard, ed. 2

This book is written for educators to help them prevent, identify and respond to cyberbullying. Chapters on cyberbullying basics, what does cyberbullying look like, and legal issues are also included.

Creating Life-Long Learners

This book provides a step-by-step approach to implementing project-based learning (PBL), focusing on the 21st century “three R’s”: readiness, responsibility, and relevance.

Differentiated Assessment Strategies, ed. 2

This book provides research-based and practical formative assessment tools, strategies, and activities that simplify the process of identifying students' strengths and needs.

Differentiated Instructional Strategies Professional Learning Guide, ed. 3

This workshop-friendly resource helps teachers keep up with differentiated instruction (DI) developments. It offers step-by-step training activities for job-embedded professional development, plus guidelines tailored for both small study groups and larger staff development meetings.

Differentiating Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities, ed. 3

This book draws on the latest brain research, technology, and educational initiatives to bring a new focus to differentiating instruction in the context of the Common Core State Standards.

English Language Arts, Grades 3-5

This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

English Language Arts, Grades K-2

This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

Growing Language Through Science, K-5

This book offers a model for contextualizing language and promoting academic success for all students, particularly English learners in the K-5 science classroom, through a highly effective approach that integrates inquiry-based science lessons with language rich hand-on experiences.

In It Together

This book explores how tapping into the rich resources of teachers, students, families, the school community and the community-at-large can make the work of learning more successful for all involved.

Intentional Teaching

This book focuses on one teacher's implementation of the Let Me Learn® system, a cutting-edge teaching method that transforms learning differences into strengths.

Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning

This valuable resource demonstrates the potential of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids.

Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, 6–12

In this book, teachers, curriculum committees, grade level teams, and professional development leaders will learn to challenge and engage students in all content areas using the CCCS ELA framework; use existing curriculum and materials to design new, CCCS-aligned units of study; identify mandatory CCCS ELA essential understandings for informational text, evidence-based writing and other critical competencies; and conduct resource-rich workshops and professional development.

Mathematics, Grades 3–5

Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and learning communities can design & thematic units for learning; draw from content & language standards to set targets; examine standards-centered materials for academic language; collaborate in planning instruction & assessment; consider students’ linguistic & cultural resources; create differentiated content & language objectives; and delve into instructional strategies involving academic language.

Mathematics, Grades K–2

Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and learning communities can design & thematic units for learning; draw from content & language standards to set targets; examine standards-centered materials for academic language; collaborate in planning instruction & assessment; consider students’ linguistic & cultural resources; create differentiated content & language objectives; and delve into instructional strategies involving academic language.

Mining Complex Text, Grades 2-5

In this book, a team of authors shares ways to use the best digital and print graphic organizers in whole-class, small-group, and independent learning.

Mining Complex Text, Grades 6-12

In this book, a team of authors shares ways to use the best digital and print graphic organizers in whole-class, small-group, and independent learning.

Motion Leadership

This book provides the skinny on motion leadership, or how to “move” individuals, institutions, and whole systems forward.

Motion Leadership in Action

This book shares the real-life strategies and results of educators who have used motion leadership to propel entire organizations and systems forward.

Numbers and Stories

This book provides instructional support based on what is known from pedagogical research and practice related to integrating meaningfully mathematics and children’s literature and to creating purposefully mathematical learning experiences that originate from the literature.

Opening Doors to Equity

This book is a call to action, focused on observation-based professional learning to elevate teaching practice. Learn how to bring team observation into the classroom to test, refine and transform instruction so that students of all backgrounds achieve.

Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children With Disabilities

This book, written from both the parent’s and the professional’s points of view, provides a developmental approach to understanding and forging positive adult relationships, while also providing concrete ways to advocate for children.

RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers

This book offers a bank of proven RTI strategies for Grades 6–12 that will elevate test scores and improve student achievement for all students, not just struggling learners.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Learning Designs

This book provides guidance on implementing the Design standard. It features practical tools that assist readers in selecting appropriate learning designs that promote educator growth as well as examples of designs for professional learning.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Outcomes

This book provides a road map for implementing the Outcomes standard. It features practical tools that guide leaders in finding coherence between performance standards for educators and curriculum standards for students, as well as a case study to illustrate how the standard was enacted across a major urban school district.

Reading and Writing in Science, ed. 2

This book discusses strategies to link the new science standards with literacy expectations. Specific ideas that educators can readily implement, such as using science to develop essential 21st century skills, instructional routines that help students become better writers, strategies for using complex scientific texts in the classroom, and tools to monitor student progress through formative assessment, are also presented.

Reframing Bullying Prevention to Build Stronger School Communities

This resource re-frames what we know about bullying prevention to allow educators, students, and parents to not just stop bullying, but to improve the learning environment for all students.

School Climate 2.0

This book connects the off-campus, high-tech behaviors of teens to the school environment to provide educators with a road map for developing a positive school climate that counteracts cyberbullying and sexting.

Schools Can Change

This book discusses the Change Creation system, which is designed to help educators make school improvements and refinements that create a more streamlined and effective grass-roots system for measurable and sustainable student growth.

Special Education and the Law, ed. 3

Updated to reflect significant court decisions and new legal developments, this guide provides a road map to meeting today’s special education requirements. It features: coverage of IDEA’s re-authorization, Section 504 and the ADA, and FAPE and LRE; new analysis of parent and student rights; guidance on discipline; a preventative approach to special education litigation; and focus on federal and state interpretations of the law.

Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning, ed. 4

This book approaches supervision as a process for empowering teachers with "super-vision" to see and reflect upon their teaching in a non-judgmental way for improved instructional delivery. Featuring 42 qualitative and quantitative observation tools, it encourages hands-on development of essential supervision skills.

Supporting New Teachers

This guide provides leaders with realistic and simple-to-implement strategies that support new teachers.

The 1:1 Roadmap

This book introduces readers to the 1:1 Roadmap, an educational methodology that shows educators how to design a technology initiative that fuels student learning. Real-life examples, lessons, and interviews with stakeholders are also provided.

The Best-Kept Teaching Secret

An ongoing, thoughtful correspondence between students, and between students and their teachers, this book catches and rides the wave of social interaction, which in turn makes school matter to kids. The authors describe four variations of these “silent writing-to-learn discussions,” during which all students in a classroom think and “talk” at once in writing, instead of one at a time out loud.

The Block Scheduling Handbook, ed. 2

This guide provides the tools needed to design a successful block scheduling program resulting in better student-teacher rapport, more in-depth learning, improved discipline, higher morale, and better grades. It provides discussions of elementary, middle, and high schools on the block; three block schedule models, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and ways to find the best fit; and guidance on curriculum alignment, instructional evaluation, and assessment methods.

The Global Fourth Way

This book is designed to challenge educational leaders, teachers, and policy makers to put proven strategies to work promoting student achievement and the high quality teaching that drives it. Success stories from diverse educational systems around the world are also provided.

The Inclusion Toolbox

Provides step-by-step plans for implementing inclusive education programs through teambuilding and leadership; guidance on how to maintain, strengthen, and expand existing inclusive programs; strategies to empower and involve families, students with disabilities, and their peers; techniques to create effective and complementary schedules; and tools to assess student interests, develop adaptation plans, encourage students to participate in extracurricular activities, and more.

The Mindful School Leader

This guide will help you to start fitting pieces of mindfulness practice into your busy home and work life. Features include real-life profiles of mindful school leaders, practice exercises to try right away, guidance so you know if you are “doing it right”, and hard-to-find resources, including mindfulness apps.

The New Teacher Revolution

In this book, author Josh Stumpenhorst, recently named Illinois Teacher of the Year, details how to maximize teacher effectiveness with methods such as thinking outside the box, with a focus on building student relationships on trust and respect rather than fear and punishment; rethinking homework and letter grades; and leveraging technology by not treating it as a “shiny toy”, but rather understanding its power as a tool for rapid progress.

The Principal's Companion, ed. 4

This book can be referred to over and over again to ensure the school’s most important executive is a strong anchor for educational success.

The Use of Data in School Counseling

This book describes how K–12 counselors can replace “random acts of guidance” with intentional, well-timed interventions, based on student data.

Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics, Grades K-5

This book provides 25 easily administered assessments of learners' math knowledge that help teachers monitor learning in real time and improve all students' math skills.

Unlocking Group Potential to Improve Schools

This field book shows educators how to develop group culture, enhance facilitators' skills, and optimize the group's most precious resource—its members. The authors describe how to form working committees, task forces, grade-level, and department teams, and faculties that are more effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning.

We're Born to Learn, ed. 2

This book shows teachers how to create and deliver curricula that will help students become the motivated, successful, and natural learners they were born to be. Updated features include guidelines for using the six-step Natural Human Learning Process (NHLP) for lesson planning and test preparation; new information on how technology and Internet research affect student learning; and practical methods for giving all students the tools they need to achieve.

Education

101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times

In this book, the authors provide school counselors and educational leaders with 101 solutions to common counseling issues across the K–12 spectrum on topics ranging from data-driven counseling to bullying, collaboration, and equity. Also included are stories of school counselors and educational leaders who have successfully implemented these solutions, as well as numerous print and digital resources for further exploration, including online supplements.

12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action, ed. 3

This book offers three practical approaches to instruction—direct, problem or project-based learning, and the guided experience approach—while providing common-sense strategies to turn theory into effective classroom teaching.

25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them, ed. 2

This book offers reflective scenarios and insights to help teachers learn from examples of undesirable teaching techniques and find better ways to address challenging or stressful classroom situations.

95 Strategies for Remodeling Instruction

This book shows how to enhance lessons with 95 research-based strategies that work for all subjects and grade levels. In addition, the authors explain the research on student learning, describe best practices, and provide tools for analyzing lessons.

Achieving Excellence in School Counseling through Motivation, Self-Direction, Self-Knowledge and Relationships

In this book, the authors use research to refocus attention on student results, a challenging results-based school counseling curriculum, and meaningful student assessments. See examples of how a Construct-Based Approach (CBA) to school counseling looks in practice with: in-depth analysis of student standards and competencies, developmentally-appropriate scope and sequence, documented curriculum activities, and sample student assessments.

Assessing 21st Century Skills

This book demonstrates how teachers can teach and assess 21st century skills using authentic learning experiences and rigorous, varied assessment strategies. It provides a framework and practical ideas for measuring thinking skills (critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and metacognition), actions (communication, collaboration, digital and technological literacy), and living skills (citizenship, global understanding, leadership, college and career readiness).

Beyond Core Expectations

This book supports the needs of culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse learners, and demonstrates how a shared vision can increase student engagement and ensure that not-so-common learners benefit from academic rigor.

Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard, ed. 2

This book is written for educators to help them prevent, identify and respond to cyberbullying. Chapters on cyberbullying basics, what does cyberbullying look like, and legal issues are also included.

Creating Life-Long Learners

This book provides a step-by-step approach to implementing project-based learning (PBL), focusing on the 21st century “three R’s”: readiness, responsibility, and relevance.

Differentiated Assessment Strategies, ed. 2

This book provides research-based and practical formative assessment tools, strategies, and activities that simplify the process of identifying students' strengths and needs.

Differentiated Instructional Strategies Professional Learning Guide, ed. 3

This workshop-friendly resource helps teachers keep up with differentiated instruction (DI) developments. It offers step-by-step training activities for job-embedded professional development, plus guidelines tailored for both small study groups and larger staff development meetings.

Differentiating Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities, ed. 3

This book draws on the latest brain research, technology, and educational initiatives to bring a new focus to differentiating instruction in the context of the Common Core State Standards.

English Language Arts, Grades 3-5

This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

English Language Arts, Grades K-2

This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

Growing Language Through Science, K-5

This book offers a model for contextualizing language and promoting academic success for all students, particularly English learners in the K-5 science classroom, through a highly effective approach that integrates inquiry-based science lessons with language rich hand-on experiences.

In It Together

This book explores how tapping into the rich resources of teachers, students, families, the school community and the community-at-large can make the work of learning more successful for all involved.

Intentional Teaching

This book focuses on one teacher's implementation of the Let Me Learn® system, a cutting-edge teaching method that transforms learning differences into strengths.

Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning

This valuable resource demonstrates the potential of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids.

Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, 6–12

In this book, teachers, curriculum committees, grade level teams, and professional development leaders will learn to challenge and engage students in all content areas using the CCCS ELA framework; use existing curriculum and materials to design new, CCCS-aligned units of study; identify mandatory CCCS ELA essential understandings for informational text, evidence-based writing and other critical competencies; and conduct resource-rich workshops and professional development.

Mathematics, Grades 3–5

Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and learning communities can design & thematic units for learning; draw from content & language standards to set targets; examine standards-centered materials for academic language; collaborate in planning instruction & assessment; consider students’ linguistic & cultural resources; create differentiated content & language objectives; and delve into instructional strategies involving academic language.

Mathematics, Grades K–2

Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and learning communities can design & thematic units for learning; draw from content & language standards to set targets; examine standards-centered materials for academic language; collaborate in planning instruction & assessment; consider students’ linguistic & cultural resources; create differentiated content & language objectives; and delve into instructional strategies involving academic language.

Mining Complex Text, Grades 2-5

In this book, a team of authors shares ways to use the best digital and print graphic organizers in whole-class, small-group, and independent learning.

Mining Complex Text, Grades 6-12

In this book, a team of authors shares ways to use the best digital and print graphic organizers in whole-class, small-group, and independent learning.

Motion Leadership

This book provides the skinny on motion leadership, or how to “move” individuals, institutions, and whole systems forward.

Motion Leadership in Action

This book shares the real-life strategies and results of educators who have used motion leadership to propel entire organizations and systems forward.

Numbers and Stories

This book provides instructional support based on what is known from pedagogical research and practice related to integrating meaningfully mathematics and children’s literature and to creating purposefully mathematical learning experiences that originate from the literature.

Opening Doors to Equity

This book is a call to action, focused on observation-based professional learning to elevate teaching practice. Learn how to bring team observation into the classroom to test, refine and transform instruction so that students of all backgrounds achieve.

Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children With Disabilities

This book, written from both the parent’s and the professional’s points of view, provides a developmental approach to understanding and forging positive adult relationships, while also providing concrete ways to advocate for children.

RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers

This book offers a bank of proven RTI strategies for Grades 6–12 that will elevate test scores and improve student achievement for all students, not just struggling learners.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Learning Designs

This book provides guidance on implementing the Design standard. It features practical tools that assist readers in selecting appropriate learning designs that promote educator growth as well as examples of designs for professional learning.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Outcomes

This book provides a road map for implementing the Outcomes standard. It features practical tools that guide leaders in finding coherence between performance standards for educators and curriculum standards for students, as well as a case study to illustrate how the standard was enacted across a major urban school district.

Reading and Writing in Science, ed. 2

This book discusses strategies to link the new science standards with literacy expectations. Specific ideas that educators can readily implement, such as using science to develop essential 21st century skills, instructional routines that help students become better writers, strategies for using complex scientific texts in the classroom, and tools to monitor student progress through formative assessment, are also presented.

Reframing Bullying Prevention to Build Stronger School Communities

This resource re-frames what we know about bullying prevention to allow educators, students, and parents to not just stop bullying, but to improve the learning environment for all students.

School Climate 2.0

This book connects the off-campus, high-tech behaviors of teens to the school environment to provide educators with a road map for developing a positive school climate that counteracts cyberbullying and sexting.

Schools Can Change

This book discusses the Change Creation system, which is designed to help educators make school improvements and refinements that create a more streamlined and effective grass-roots system for measurable and sustainable student growth.

Special Education and the Law, ed. 3

Updated to reflect significant court decisions and new legal developments, this guide provides a road map to meeting today’s special education requirements. It features: coverage of IDEA’s re-authorization, Section 504 and the ADA, and FAPE and LRE; new analysis of parent and student rights; guidance on discipline; a preventative approach to special education litigation; and focus on federal and state interpretations of the law.

Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning, ed. 4

This book approaches supervision as a process for empowering teachers with "super-vision" to see and reflect upon their teaching in a non-judgmental way for improved instructional delivery. Featuring 42 qualitative and quantitative observation tools, it encourages hands-on development of essential supervision skills.

Supporting New Teachers

This guide provides leaders with realistic and simple-to-implement strategies that support new teachers.

The 1:1 Roadmap

This book introduces readers to the 1:1 Roadmap, an educational methodology that shows educators how to design a technology initiative that fuels student learning. Real-life examples, lessons, and interviews with stakeholders are also provided.

The Best-Kept Teaching Secret

An ongoing, thoughtful correspondence between students, and between students and their teachers, this book catches and rides the wave of social interaction, which in turn makes school matter to kids. The authors describe four variations of these “silent writing-to-learn discussions,” during which all students in a classroom think and “talk” at once in writing, instead of one at a time out loud.

The Block Scheduling Handbook, ed. 2

This guide provides the tools needed to design a successful block scheduling program resulting in better student-teacher rapport, more in-depth learning, improved discipline, higher morale, and better grades. It provides discussions of elementary, middle, and high schools on the block; three block schedule models, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and ways to find the best fit; and guidance on curriculum alignment, instructional evaluation, and assessment methods.

The Global Fourth Way

This book is designed to challenge educational leaders, teachers, and policy makers to put proven strategies to work promoting student achievement and the high quality teaching that drives it. Success stories from diverse educational systems around the world are also provided.

The Inclusion Toolbox

Provides step-by-step plans for implementing inclusive education programs through teambuilding and leadership; guidance on how to maintain, strengthen, and expand existing inclusive programs; strategies to empower and involve families, students with disabilities, and their peers; techniques to create effective and complementary schedules; and tools to assess student interests, develop adaptation plans, encourage students to participate in extracurricular activities, and more.

The Mindful School Leader

This guide will help you to start fitting pieces of mindfulness practice into your busy home and work life. Features include real-life profiles of mindful school leaders, practice exercises to try right away, guidance so you know if you are “doing it right”, and hard-to-find resources, including mindfulness apps.

The New Teacher Revolution

In this book, author Josh Stumpenhorst, recently named Illinois Teacher of the Year, details how to maximize teacher effectiveness with methods such as thinking outside the box, with a focus on building student relationships on trust and respect rather than fear and punishment; rethinking homework and letter grades; and leveraging technology by not treating it as a “shiny toy”, but rather understanding its power as a tool for rapid progress.

The Principal's Companion, ed. 4

This book can be referred to over and over again to ensure the school’s most important executive is a strong anchor for educational success.

The Use of Data in School Counseling

This book describes how K–12 counselors can replace “random acts of guidance” with intentional, well-timed interventions, based on student data.

Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics, Grades K-5

This book provides 25 easily administered assessments of learners' math knowledge that help teachers monitor learning in real time and improve all students' math skills.

Unlocking Group Potential to Improve Schools

This field book shows educators how to develop group culture, enhance facilitators' skills, and optimize the group's most precious resource—its members. The authors describe how to form working committees, task forces, grade-level, and department teams, and faculties that are more effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning.

We're Born to Learn, ed. 2

This book shows teachers how to create and deliver curricula that will help students become the motivated, successful, and natural learners they were born to be. Updated features include guidelines for using the six-step Natural Human Learning Process (NHLP) for lesson planning and test preparation; new information on how technology and Internet research affect student learning; and practical methods for giving all students the tools they need to achieve.